Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis 2017
The Droin family has been producing wines in Chablis for nearly 400 years Benoît represents the 14th generation and is one of the region’s most dynamic winemakers. He is notably moving away from using new oak (the maximum is 10% in the Grands Crus). Although these are full and rich wines, they retain a steeliness, raciness and beautiful purity of fruit which are the hallmarks of classic Chablis. One of the best buys in the region. Sustainable farming.
“People often cite Domaines Raveneau and Vincent Dauvissat as the two greatest exponents of Chablis, however, I would like to add a third – Domaine Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin. Over the last five or six years, Benoît Droin has really ratcheted up the quality. I cannot exaggerate how often Droin’s wines end up the best of the flight during the annual “Burgfest” blind tastings. Again and again, they shine against stiff competition. It is time to accept that Droin is now one of the leading producers in Chablis.”
– NEAL MARTIN, VINOUS MEDIA AUGUST 2018